It’s the kind of question that might shake a prime minister off his talking points, especially one who will sit down with an unpredictable, new U.S. president in weeks to talk about revising a major trade deal.
Especially a prime minister whose reputation as a feminist has sparked international headlines and acclaim.
But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made it clear Tuesday, speaking with reporters at the Liberal cabinet retreat in Calgary, that he isn’t going to go there.
“I am pleased to have a constructive working relationship with the new administration. It is… and I have made very clear over the past year, it is not the job of a Canadian prime minister to opine on the American electoral process,” Trudeau said.
“It is the job of the Canadian prime minister to have a constructive working relationship with the president of the United States and that is exactly what I intend to do.”